[Sumner, April 18, 2016] – Centenary Memorial Gardens offers a place for peaceful reflection and tranquil rest. Located on the edge of the city, Centenary Memorial Gardens is an accessible oasis of peace. In its gardens across 40 acres of land, several garden options are available for the cremated remains of loved ones.
[b]Garden of Reflection[/b]
Centenary’s Garden of Reflection is the first of its kind in Queensland. For up to three months between the funeral and permanent placement, it houses the ashes of loved ones while grieving family members choose a site most suitable for their needs.
Gumnut Garden is solely for preserving the memory of children. The private area is set aside for babies, toddlers and children up to seven years of age.
[b]The Secret Garden[/b]
The Secret Garden’s elegantly formal setting is inspired by the Edwardian era. It has a central fountain connecting eight paths around the garden beds. The Secret Garden is surrounded by multicoloured roses and, for privacy, a hedge.
The Spring Rockery is a series of individual gardens which form a giant flower. The rockery provides an intimate and informal setting for ash memorialisation.
[b]Lakeside Orchid Garden[/b]
At the edge of one of the memorial grounds’ lakes are the tranquil gardens shaded by majestic gum trees called ‘The Lakes’. Memorialisation in The Lakes range from single plaques on small granite boulders to multiple plaques on larger ones.
The granite solidarity of the Avenue is home to ashes interments. It’s a half kilometre of sweeping driveway running through the memorial grounds. Plaques are the same style and are surrounded by Balmoral Red Granite trees.
[b]Banjo Patterson Columbarium[/b]
The Banjo Patterson Columbarium stands on a grassy slope overlooking the lakes. Plaques can have borders depicting sculptured gum leaves, oak leaves, pansies and roses. Wheelchair access to the wall is available.
The Rose Terraces on the side of a gentle slope overlook lakes and water spout fountains. Visitors can see Heat Lover Roses of different colours throughout the grounds.
[b]Forest of Angels[/b]
The Forest of Angels has a bush garden setting for the placement of cremated remains. The quiet and restful place is abundant with trees and shrubs.
The Heritage Terraces overlooking the memorial grounds is a site for both burials and interment of ashes. Its four individual terraces are named in honour of people who have significantly contributed to Brisbane and Queensland.
The terraces are the John Petrie Terrace named after the first Mayor of Brisbane, the Robert Herbert Terrace after Queensland’s first Premier, the John Oxley Terrace named after the man who discovered the Brisbane River, and the Daphne Mayo Terrace named AFTER the creator of the Brisbane City Hall’s Tympanum.
Centenary Memorial Gardens offers a peaceful environment for cremations and burials. The grounds are open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.
[b]About Centenary Memorial Gardens[/b]
Since 2001, Centenary Memorial Gardens, a family-owned funeral care business in Brisbane, is committed in providing cremation, funeral and burial services. They assist families in designing suitable headstones, gravestones and memorial plaques to honour loved ones, and offer clients peace of mind by providing a wide range of choices to satisfy personal preferences.
For more information, please visit http://www.centenarymemorialgardens.com.au/cremations.